Evaluation of FO membrane performance for each type of pre-treatment from WWTP secondary effluents

하수방류수의 전처리 조건별 FO막의 운전성능평가

Jeong, Junwon;Kim, Jihoon;Kim, Geonyoub;Park, Junyoung;Kim, Hyungsoo;Kim, Hyungsook

  • Received : 2016.02.13
  • Accepted : 2016.02.24
  • Published : 2016.04.15


The development of alternative water resources has emerged as an effective method for solving drought of water resources due to extreme weather and increase in water consumption. Recently, in Korea, there has been active research on reverse osmosis desalination technology, wastewater reuse using forward osmosis membranes, and the forward osmosis(FO)-reverse osmosis(RO) hybrid process combining these two technologies. In this study, the basic performance of FO membranes manufactured by three domestic and international manufactures such as Microfilter Co., Ltd., Toray Chemical Korea Inc., and Hydration Technologies Inc., were investigated for wastewater reuse. In addition, as an experiment to select feed solution, the selected membranes were operated 48 consecutive hours using three secondary effluents pretreated by the UF membrane with a pore size of $0.1{\mu}m$ and auto strainer with pore sizes of $1{\mu}m$ and $100{\mu}m$ as feed solution. Although there was not much difference in the operating performance. Thus, the treated water using the $100{\mu}m$ auto strainer was selected as feed solution applied to the assessment.


Desalination;Fouling;Forward osmosis;Membrane;Reverse osmosis


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Supported by : 국토교통부